Sikkim restricts entry of foreign nationals amid Omicron concerns

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“All those persons who have received one dose of COVID 19 vaccine and children below 18 years shall be permitted to enter”, mentions the notification.
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Sikkim restricts entry of foreign nationals amid Omicron concerns

Guwahati: Amid growing concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Sikkim government on Tuesday stopped issuing permits to foreign nationals visiting the state.

In a government notification released on November 30, State’s Home Department has stated, “In view of emergence of new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529) which has been classified as variant of concern by WHO, no ILP (Inner Line Permit), RAP (Restricted Area Permission), PAP (Protected Area Permission) passes shall be issued to foreigners visiting Sikkim.”

The new notification issued by the government applies from December 1 to December 15 (6 pm). There have been no restrictions declared for the Indian travels coming to Sikkim, however, vaccinated travelers have been preferred to bring vaccination certificates.

“All those persons who have received one dose of COVID 19 vaccine and children below 18 years shall be permitted to enter”, mentions the notification.

However, there is no embargo on domestic tourists or Indian nationals entering Sikkim. As per the guidelines issued by the Sikkim state government, Indian nationals can enter the state.

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